Thriller 'Steel Rain' Imagines What Happens If There's A Coup In North Korea

And only Jung Woo-Sung and Kwak Do-Won can save the day.

Steel Rain (NC16) 

Starring Jung Woo-Sung, Kwak Do-Won

Directed by Yang Woo-Seok

As the world eagerly waits for the US-North Korea summit here next week (at press time, it’s on), get in the mood with this intense spy thriller set against the volatile North-South Korean ties. 

Jung Woo-Sung plays an ex-North Korean agent embroiled in a coup against the Supreme Leader (who’s referred throughout the movie as “Number One”), and Kwak Do-Won is the South Korean national security adviser he teams up with to avert a nuclear war. 

The mismatched frenemies (think Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan) form a touching relationship; despite their political differences, they manage to bond over noodles and the music of G-Dragon. On Netlix. (***1/2)

Main photo: Netflix 

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